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88 Wood Street – London, England

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Building: 88 Wood Street
Location: 88 Wood Street, London, England
Completed: 1999
Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
Structural/M&E Engineers: Ove Arup & Partners
Main Contractor: Kajima/Laing Management
Client: Daiwa Europe Property

AE Interests: In situ concrete office wings, steel-framed service towers, fully glazed stairs and main office floors, triple-glazed active facade contains motorized blinds, external twin 72mm diameter Macalloy cross bracing, brightly coloured air intakes and extracts located at street level.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

June 24, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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Chameleon Exhibition Centre – Istanbul, Turkey

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Building: Chameleon (Borusan) Exhibition Centre
Location: Parkorman Forest, Istanbul, Turkey
Completed: 2001
Architect: GAD Architecture
Client: Borusan Company

AE Interests: Angular shaped building was determined by positioning around the old pine trees, all floors accessible by ramps and not stairs, ventilation slots are cut into a trapezoidal ramp that conceals the HVAC system, steel-clad facade.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 27, 2010 at 11:54 pm

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British Library – London, England

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Building: British Library
Location: 96 Euston Road, London, England
Completed: 1997
Architect: Colin St. John Wilson & Partners
Geotechnical Engineers: Grontmij
Client: British Library

AE Interests: Rhomboid shape, four story glass tower in the middle of the library, books stored under building in a low oxygen, temperature cooled and humidity free environment.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm

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Broadwick House – London, England

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Building: Broadwick House
Location: 15-17 Broadwick Street, London, England
Completed: 2002
Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
Structural Engineers: Ove Arup & Partners
Main Contractor: John Sisk & Son
Client: Derwent Valley Holdings plc

AE Interests: Service cores on the western edge of the building allow for fully glazed facades, arched roof, energy efficiency is maintained with: motorized blinds, solar performance glazing, and a grid of fine aluminum louvers.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm

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House on Bacon Street – London, England

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Building: House on Bacon Street
Location: Bacon Street, London, England
Completed: 2001
Architect: William Russell Architecture and Design

AE Interests: Walls, floors, and ceilings are made of concrete cast in situ; reinforced concrete frame, galvanized-steel panels are hinged for ventilation, black Alwitra roofing membrane, south facing exterior double-glazed panel can slid across to open up one wall of the living room.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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No. One Centaur Street – London, England

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Building: No. One Centaur Street
Location: One Centaur Street, London, England
Completed: 2003
Architect: dRMM
Structural Engineers: Adams Kara Taylor
Client: Solid Space Development Ltd.

AE Interests: Building is conceived as “inside-out” with a wooden exterior and concrete interior, the exterior is actually a fibrous mock-timber rain screen, the interior walls are a textured concrete.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm

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30 Finsbury Square – London, England

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Building: 30 Finsbury Square
Location: 30 Finsbury Square, London, England
Completed: 2002
Architect: Eric Parry Architects
Structural Engineers: Whitbybird
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd.
Client: Scottish Widows plc

AE Interests: Flexible office space is achieved from having no internal columns, a glass curtain wall is set back from the outer stone facade, the depth of the facade provides solar shading and acts as a load-bearing element.

Floor to ceiling curtain wall, with load bearing skin. Load bearing stone and precast concrete facades eliminate the need for an internal steel structure. Forces flow from the lateral beams, to the facade, to the pre-tensioned piers.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Posted in Built

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